Andrew Zimmern's Thanksgiving Guide

Andrew Zimmern’s Complete Thanksgiving Guide

Tips & Recipes for Thanksgiving Success Sharing a table with family and friends in celebration of tradition and great food is what makes Thanksgiving my favorite holiday, and I know I’m not the only one. Thanksgiving is about our cultural demonstration of collective thanks, expressed by a delicious meal…followed by football. Hosting the biggest feast…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey 101 By Andrew Zimmern Roasting a turkey can be intimidating. It’s the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving table, the star of the show—and yet so many things can go wrong, from dried out white meat to overcooked stuffing and underseasoned gravy. Try these simple tips for Thanksgiving success, whether this is your first…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Boneless Stuffed Turkey

6 Ways to Cook Turkey on Thanksgiving

Roasted, fried, grilled, stuffed, smoked or braised—which turkey cooking technique will you choose? There are many options when it comes to preparing your Thanksgiving centerpiece. For the traditionalist, check out my tips for brining and roasting a whole turkey in the oven. Those with only a few mouths to feed should try a stuffed turkey breast.…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Caramel Pear Galette

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

10 Desserts for Thanksgiving From classic pumpkin pie and gooey pecan tart to a ridiculously easy cranberry cake, here are 10 delicious desserts to round out your holiday feast. Easy Cranberry Cake This simple cranberry cake is a perfect addition to your holiday dessert spread. Not too sweet and packed with fresh cranberries, it’s as beautiful…  Read More

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Andrew Zimmern’s Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Side Dishes Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s a celebration of food and family, and it’s not centered on gift giving. It’s about our cultural demonstrations of thanks, expressed by a delicious meal… followed by football. Here are a few of my favorite from-scratch Thanksgiving side dishes. I love…  Read More

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9 Thanksgiving Desserts

Save Room for Dessert Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because we celebrate our cultures with our families surrounded by something other than gift-giving… and there’s lots of great grub. From a classic pumpkin pie and gooey pecan tart to an updated apple cake with porter fudge caramel, here are nine delicious desserts to…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Gobble, gobble. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Go Fork Yourself! Andrew and Molly discuss their favorite traditions, least favorite foods, and Andrew shares his tips and tricks for putting together the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Click here for recipes and Andrew’s Thanksgiving tricks. Jacques Pépin’s Steam-Powered Turkey in The New York Times…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Gobble, gobble. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Go Fork Yourself! Andrew and Molly discuss their favorite traditions, least favorite foods, and Andrew shares his tips and tricks for putting together the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Click here for recipes and Andrew’s Thanksgiving tricks. Jacques Pépin’s Steam-Powered Turkey in The New York Times…  Read More

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Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy Recipe

The Art of the Perfect Bird Over the years, I have mastered the art of roasting birds. One issue seems to perplex most cooks: keeping poultry moist when roasting. This problem is compounded by the fact that white meat cooks faster and dries out quicker than dark meat. Try these additional tips to solve all…  Read More

Zoe Francois' Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe with Zoë François

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe by Zoë François I am in desperate need of lessons when it comes to baking, and I can’t think of a better teacher than my friend Zoë François, an award-winning baker and author of the best-selling Bread in Five Minutes series. She is sharing her recipe for a ridiculously moist…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Turkey Tetrazzini

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Turkey Tetrazzini

What to do with turkey leftovers By Andrew Zimmern I always make a Thanksgiving turkey because I love the leftovers turned into sandwiches, soups, and my son’s favorite, turkey tetrazzini. I use up my last scraps of meat and the salty kiss of some killer parmesan with this creamy pasta casserole. On a cold fall…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for turkey gravy

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Turkey Gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy By Andrew Zimmern You can use this foolproof technique to make perfectly seasoned gravy from any roasted poultry. Add the giblets, onions and rich poultry stock to the bottom of the roasting pan to catch all of the drippings and deepen the flavor of the gravy. Then finish the gravy on the stovetop,…  Read More

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Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Chestnut Stuffing Recipe

Chestnut Stuffing for Thanksgiving By Andrew Zimmern I like to make my stuffing the same way my grandmother did, with the classic combination of turkey livers, roasted chestnuts and plenty of fresh herbs. Like this recipe? Save it here.

Andrew Zimmern's tips for roasting chestnuts

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Roasted Chestnuts

How to Roast Chestnuts Roasting chestnuts is an essential part of my holiday traditions. Only harvested in the fall, I like to take full advantage of this seasonal beauty. I roast them and put them in my stuffing at Thanksgiving, candy them for Christmas or chop them up and saute them with brown butter and…  Read More

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Cornish Hens Under a Brick

Chicken “Al Mattone” By Andrew Zimmern This baby chicken dish from Rome can be made using poussin or cornish hens. Cooking under a heavy weight, such as a foil-wrapped brick in this case, has been practiced for centuries. It ensures a crispy skin and a moist interior.

Andrew Zimmern's Turkey Tetrazzini

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

An Easy Way to Use Up Turkey Leftovers By Andrew Zimmern I always make a Thanksgiving turkey because I love the leftovers turned into sandwiches, soups, and my son’s favorite, turkey tetrazzini. I use up my last scraps of meat and the salty kiss of some killer parmesan with this creamy pasta casserole.

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How to Make Perfect Fried Turkey

Juicy Fried Turkey with Crispy Skin By Andrew Zimmern I love fried turkey, but frying the whole bird isn’t a good idea. It’s dangerous, the outside gets overcooked before the inside is tender and the lengthy frying time means the turkey absorbs too much oil. I suggest you break down a turkey into its pieces, using…  Read More

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Wine-Braised Turkey with Creamy Gravy

A Foolproof Braised Turkey Smothered in Creamy Gravy By Andrew Zimmern There are many different solutions to the age-old conundrum of how to cook a turkey evenly and successfully. To me, breaking it down into its pieces is the most foolproof and flexible approach. Braising the turkey pieces in wine and aromatics results in a flavorful…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Grilled spatchcocked turkey

The Best Way to Grill a Turkey

Grilled Spatchcocked Turkey By Andrew Zimmern Oven space is always at a premium on Thanksgiving, so why not put the turkey on the grill? Spatchcock and brine the bird before laying it flat on the grill with the dark meat closest to the fire. This method will take less time and leave you with an evenly…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Stuffing Bread Pudding

Savory Stuffing Bread Pudding Recipe

Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Stuffing By Andrew Zimmern This holiday season, I’ve decided to upgrade the classic American stuffing with this take on a savory, rich bread pudding. Even if you’re a Thanksgiving menu purist, this recipe will win you over. Like this recipe? Save it on Pinterest.

Andrew Zimmern's Roasted Duck with Caraway

Bohemian Roasted Duck with Caraway

Czech-Style Roasted Duck By Andrew Zimmern Serve this roasted duck with braised red cabbage and sliced potatoes sautéed crisp in some reserved duck fat for the authentic Czech experience.

5 Questions: Lizz Winstead

Comedy for a Cause The co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead is a brilliant comedian. These days, she’s using her platform to advocate for women’s reproductive rights through a national comedy tour supporting Planned Parenthood and her organization Lady Parts Justice, which uses humor, parodies and events like V to Shining V…  Read More

2015 James Beard Foundation Award Winners

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! As always, I had a fantastic time at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing organization that works hard on education, agriculture issues, food insecurity and hunger relief. You…  Read More

Grape Salad with Shrimp

Grape Salad with Shrimp, Parsley & Almonds

Grape Salad with Shrimp, Parsley & Almonds By Andrew Zimmern The New York Times may have gotten it wrong when they suggested warm grape salad was a Minnesota staple at Thanksgiving, but if done correctly, grape salads can be delicious. Try my version: shrimp marinated in orange zest and spicy Calabrian chiles, paired with a…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Novembruary We get a behind-the-scenes take at what’s coming up on Bizarre Foods when Andrew calls in from Kazakhstan. Andrew & Molly discuss horse meat, misleading shrimp, and advice for your Thanksgiving meal. Read: What’s fishy about your shrimp? (CNN) Recipes: Thanksgiving Recipes This episode is sponsored by:   For a free trial and 10 percent off, visit squarespace.com,…  Read More

Throwback Thursday: How to Carve a Turkey

#TBT For a special Thanksgiving episode of Throwback Thursday, let’s throwback to when I was a regular on HGTV’s TIPical Mary Ellen. After spending hours cooking the perfect bird, it can be such a shame to see it hacked to bits. I showed Mary Ellen Pinkham my tips and tricks for carving a turkey for…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving By Andrew Zimmern This killer pumpkin pie is as important to me as a stuffed turkey with pan gravy, and without it, my Thanksgiving is not complete. I hope you feel the same way after you make and eat it with your family.

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Stuffed Squash from Moosewood Cookbook

Perfect for a Holiday Meal “The Moosewood Cookbook grew, in part, out of a looseleaf binder filled with random notes intended to help keep track of what we were cooking in the tiny kitchen of our modest 1970s restaurant…” writes Mollie Katzen in the 40th anniversary edition of the Moosewood Cookbook. Listed as one of…  Read More